STICKS, STONES, BROKEN BONES
During the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential race, we began collecting negative soundbites and posting them weekly on a MUDLINE ticker, as a temporary election feature. But in the aftermath of that tumultuous contest we realized that the tone of public discourse was unlikely to improve, and elected to continue the feature. Unfortunately, we were right; two decades later, incivility is hotter than ever. If you just can’t get enough snark on social media, this mud’s for you.
October 20, 2010Retired Army General Hugh Shelton on John McCain. "A screw loose."
October 20, 2010Jesse Ventura on Bill O'Reilly: "A spineless puke."
October 20, 2010Meghan McCain on Christine O'Donnell: "Making a mockery of running for public office."
October 20, 2010Helen Thomas on Obama: "Reprehensible."
October 20, 2010Rush Limbaugh on Harry Reid: "A liar...A shameless little man."